Hyundai Announces Lower Starting Price, More Features for New Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (Plus a Small Range Bump)
Ah, I love a good plug-in hybrid. Hyundai has announced its updates for the 2018 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, and it’s a pretty diverse set, since the Sonata in general received a full redesign for the 2018 model year.
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So, aside from the general Sonata improvements like a new look, the 2018 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is getting a starting price drop of a surprising $1,350. That puts its starting price at $33,250. The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited trim, though, actually increases a little in price, by $250.
All Sonata Plug-in Hybrid models, though, are getting more electric range, although only by a mile for a total of 28 miles. That means that the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid qualifies for $4,919 in federal tax incentives.
In addition, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid got a whole bunch of new features. On the base model, these are just newly available (not standard) features, and include Automatic Emergency Braking for the Forward Collision Warning system, Lane Keep Assist to go with the existing Lane Departure Warning system, another USB charge power, a wireless mobile device charging pad, a heated steering wheel, and bi-function LED headlights with dynamic bending light. On the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Limited model, that $250 price bump comes by way of making all of those above features standard.
These new features are followed by a slight range bump as well, pushing the total range of the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid to a solid, impressive 600 miles.
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